I was not able to spend much time on photography this evening, but could not resist processing a few more images from Positano. What an amazingly picturesque, small city nestled into the side of a mountain along the Mediterranean coast! I could live there. Well actually, I could say that about most of where we went in Italy, but clearly, Positano was one of the most beautiful.
The below images were taken after returning from a trip to Ravello. We were dropped off at the top of the city to walk down to our hotel on the beach, and clouds were rolling in over the mountains making for a very different sight than when we left in the morning and when the sun was shinning brightly.
Motor vehicles cannot drive down from the top of Positano to the beachfront hotels where we stayed, so we walked stopping at various small shops and stores. The streets are only wide enough for foot traffic. Positano, although very different from Venice, had something wonderful in common with Venice — there were no cars, no trucks, and therefore, no traffic. What a change or relief from here in the Washington DC area!
As we walked down the narrow streets, many were covered in vines and flowers such as the one below, which caught my eye because I could see the bells of a church bell tower through the opening above. The contrast in colors was spectacular against the otherwise cloudy, grey sky and white of the church.
The above image provides one view of the covered walkway, and the below image provides another with a focus solely on the beautiful flowers.
I have many more images from Positano and will eventually post them to my blog and Website, but that is all for this evening. I could do this all night, but unfortunately, I need to fight rush-hour traffic in the morning. More tomorrow…